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Bucket List

creating a poetic & personalized list that has rhythm and flow

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Take your “Someday List” and values list and find out which values were reflected on your someday list. Is traveling important to you because you value diversity? Did you list traveling to different countries on your "Someday List?" Now if you were given the news that you only had 3 months to live, would traveling still be important to you?

You have listened to and seen the Bucket List video accompanied by the song "Live Like You Were Dying" by Tim McGraw. When the people were faced with a limited amount of time to live, they re-evaluated their lives and went out to accomplish the things that made them happy and satisfied.

You are creating your own Bucket List. What is important for you to accomplish to be happy and satisfied with your life? This is an important list that gives the reader a picture of you as a person. Write your bucket list paying attention to the picture you are trying to create for your reader and the rhythm and flow of your sentences. This is a list that tells the story of what you value.

Create a draft list of the important things you would like to get done. Use the trait Post-it® Note-sized templates for sentence fluency and idea development to guide your writing. You will rate your draft on two traits from each Post-It, revise, edit and finally create your final copy.


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